Memories of Home

Although I’ve lived on the West Coast for almost 15 years now, I always look back at my childhood home in a small little Connecticut town with a sense of nostalgia. Maybe it’s because I spent my carefree years of youth there, or maybe it’s because I lived there the longest of any place so far. Either way, I will…

13th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

Guests dressed in black-tie attire all gathered together at the Arizona Biltmore Resort for this spectacular “Journey to Oz” –themed extravaganza co-chaired by Dr. Stacie and Mr. Richard Stephenson, hosted by Mario Lopez, and featuring a performance by CeeLo Green. Phil Gudenschwager & Bob and Dawn Davis Photography

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa Grand Opening Soiree

The Andaz Scottsdale celebrated its grand opening in lavish style, complete with cocktails, sumptuous cuisine, an art gallery to benefit Free Arts AZ, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a generous donation to both Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Free Arts. Courtesy of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

March 2017 Around Town

In March, Paradise Valley will welcome a new restaurant, Hearth ’61, a concept led by renowned Chef Charles Wiley. Serving Valley locals and visitors alike, it will be the signature restaurant at Mountain Shadows, the new $100-million resort on the corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive. The name Hearth ’61 refers to the centerpiece of the restaurant’s kitchen, which…

Inspiring Interiors

Robert Shields, COO and managing partner at RedRover Living, loves to encourage his interior design clients to look within themselves when it comes to designing their personal living spaces. “My advice to every client in creating their home is this: ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,’ a quote from Oscar Wilde,’” he says.

Landscape Lore

Sean Andersen got his start in the landscaping business as an entrepreneurial 15-year-old, carrying his lawn mower behind him on his bicycle as he rode around Paradise Valley. After earning a degree in Engineering and Construction from Northern Arizona University, Andersen founded Mountainscapers Landscaping in 1994, in North Phoenix. Every day, Andersen and his crew work with Valley and Flagstaff…

New Beginnings

For local design professionals and homeowners in need of homebuilding products, materials and services, the PV Design Center has always been the go-to place. However, this spring, the PV Design Center is transitioning into the PV New Home Center—a most welcome change that will certainly benefit its customers and the community.

Modern Western Farmhouse

A neighborhood steeped in history, Arcadia is known for its unique ability to blend the past and present together. However, there have been some significant changes in home development happening in the area over the past year, namely on East Exeter Boulevard, which used to house the historic Nordon Manor.

Paint the Town

For discriminating homeowners in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale areas who pride themselves on being on top of the latest home fashion trends and never settling for anything but the very best, AZ Paint Supply has recently arrived on the scene to help with home painting and window covering needs.

Love, Laughs and Lollipops

On Sunday afternoons Darlene Shephard packs her bag with lollipops and card games before heading to Florence Crittenton for visiting hours with the girls. They sit around tables in the café; talking, laughing and playing games. It’s a cheerful place canvased with colorful walls and sunlight pouring through its many windows. There’s a drink station against the wall with sugar-…